Prusik Cuffs

This is a quick-capture knot that is very difficult to escape from when properly applied. Make one of these to keep in your toy bag and you can have your partner trapped in less than a minute. AWESOME!

This is a collapsing knot though, so be sure to check out How to Properly Apply Handcuff Knots to learn how to do it safely.

Pros: This is my favorite Handcuff knot. The unique cinching qualities of the Prusik work exceptionally well to make this version of Handcuff knot much more escape resistant.  I can have some in inescapable bondage in less than 30 seconds with this tie!

Cons: The down side is that it takes time to prepare. So I have one pre-made and ready to go in my toy bag.

For this tie, I used one 10′ (~3m) piece of Natural 6mm provided by my affiliate Twisted Monk.

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This Video Teaches 5 Things:

• Two methods to make the Prusik Head (0:27 & 3:10)
• Prusik Cuffs (4:30)
• Prusik Shackle (8:57)
• Prusik Anchor (11:16)
• Redmayne Catch (14:23)


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  1. I really like this knot! My partner loves to make it as hard as possible for me to tie her down (to quote her, what’s the point if she makes it easy haha) and this knot makes it easy to safely and securely restrain her. I’m still a bit new to all this though, are there any other knots that would be useful to use on a partner that enjoys to try and wriggle out of things?

    1. Yeah, this one is great for that! You can replicate a similar effect but with wider cuffs by using a load-baring double column, and then running the tails of the load line around your partner like a belly chain. With practice, a TK can be put on so as to be very secure, but it has to be strict (tight). A series of Lark’s Head Single Column cuffs properly tied and then used to put your partner into a spread-eagle on a queen or king bed can also be damn near impossible to get out of assuming your partner cant reach the knots on the anchor lines. …and there are more 🙂 Have fun exploring!

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